Let me present and thus give credit where it is totally due ~ I am a better and happier creative gal having known them....Amen.
I have always had a "thing" for checkerboard....so when I discovered the wonderfully, whimsical Victoria & Richard MacKenzie~Childs many moons ago...well that was it for me. I will blog extensively about this super cool and over~the~top creative duo in a future post...they come from another planet and that planet's name is "Creative"....check them out here.
Please note my respectful nod to this wonderful couple.
The Barefoot Contessa
I saw these on Ina's Food Network show and that was it for me....canister love! These bad~boys are gigantic and extremely useful. I love them. And believe me when I tell you that we eat all of that oatmeal in one week...it really does lower cholesterol....but I digress....I discovered these at my BFF...can a store be a BFF? Okay, found them at Target. Best part...the Target price.
Be sure to check out The Barefoot Contessa at her lovely website.
Cool Italian Country Wall Treatment
I saw this treatment demonstrated on the old HGTV's beloved Kitty Bartholomew: Your Home. Good golly I miss that show. It is joint compound mixed with straw and tinted with universal color tints. I applied this to my dinning room wall and the powder room as well with a spackle spatula. Took forever....totally worth it!
Robyn Leonard is a wonderful artist and talented painter. She is a fellow Mom in my daughter's class...I met her six years ago and she never fails to amaze me. The first time I entered her home for her daughter's birthday party...I knew I was blessed to know her. She displayed a wonderful "FAMILY" painted sign over her fireplace....don't know if she painted it or not...but I went right home and painted my own and it has sat over our family room fire place from that moment on....cha, cha, cha. For a creative treat check out her fun website here.
Well, I feel better now that I have given respective credit where it is respectively due. It takes a village to keep the creative juices flowing....how lucky we are to have so many villages to visit.
Smiles ~ Ramona